COVID-19 resources:

SHRM COVID-19 Government Response and Resources Page:

Maryland DOL COVID-19 & Unemployment FAQs:




DOL FFCRA Poster/Notice FAQs:

DOL FFCRA Employee Paid Leave Rights:

DOL FFCRA Expanded FMLA Rights:

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief Page:

IRS Employee Retention Credit for COVID-19 Page:

IRS COVID-19 Related Tax Credits for leave provided by small and mid-sized businesses FAQs:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist:

National Conference of State Legislatures Paid Sick Leave:

National Conference of State Legislatures State Action on COVID-19:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

EEOC’s Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA:

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19:

Maryland Coronavirus page:

World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease Page:

National Governors Association Coronavirus Page:

Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources:

Small Business Administration Page:

Worldometer Coronavirus cases:

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Page:

MD Unemployment Site:

MD Business Express Site:

Carroll County Economic Development Page:

Job Center in Carroll County (BERC):

Carroll County Small Business Grant:


Professional Development Resources

WorkBuzz is CareerBuilder's blog--workplace, career, and job search issues

Halogen's TalentSpace Blog has a great section for career management, interview advice, etc.

The Ladders is a good, basic source for career articles, best practices, etc.


The Business Employment Resource Center is a Maryland workforce readiness center central to Carroll County. Being HR professionals in Carroll County, we can take advantage of free job advertising and other resources. They offer employers free assessment tools to use in the hiring process, as well as training or professional development tools for current employees. They also offer classroom and lab space to employers who need to schedule training.

Carroll Business Path

Carroll Business Path was developed for Carroll County, MD residents and businesses to have access to multiple resources in the area when developing their business. This one stop shop offers access to navigating different aspects of creating a business plan: financial guidance, strategic planning, professional development, etc.

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

The Carroll County Chamber is a hub for businesses in the area. It offers networking events, news and professional development opportunities to local businesses.


The United States Department of Labor offers a wide range of resources for all business professionals. They offer resources to human resources professionals regarding occupational descriptions and occupational census information, for example. You can find rules and regulations on hiring minors, or information about wage and hour regulations. They also offer a host of other topics that would interest an HR professional.


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is regulates compliance with discrimination laws. HR professionals can use their website to check for understanding of discrimination laws, and guidance when creating policies in the workplace.


This is a professional networking site to "link" with friends and professional contacts. Public users can access resume-like information and send you messages if they are interested in joining your network. Users can also follow professional groups’ pages to access discussion posts, or follow companies to access company posts. Job seekers can also utilize this in their job search, as well as recruitment professionals looking to post openings.


The Human Resource Certification Institute details the widely accepted certifications in human resources you can obtain. Professionals wanting to further their education, and prove their competency in the area, can obtain certification through this institute as a recognized subject expert.


The Internal Revenue Service website can be used by HR professionals to answer questions they have about employer taxes. HR professionals can access updated employee verification (I-9) forms, federal employer tax (W-4) forms and more.

MD Workers Comp Commission

The MD Workers’ Compensation Commission is an important resource for HR professionals who have responsibilities to administer insurance claims.


Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations offers a lot of the information the United States DOL website offers, but can give state specific information. HR professionals can submit unemployment insurance separation requests here.


Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is a valuable resource to help gather information on safety related training for our employees. They offer many free seminars for employers- either pre-scheduled times at their location, or for no charge, they’ll send a trainer to an employer who requests it at their own site.


The National Labor Relations Board website can give HR professionals guidance on laws governing relations between labor unions and employers.


O*Net is a comprehensive database of occupational information that could help human resources professionals in various ways. For recruitment purposes it could help in creating a job description and requirements for a job. It could also help develop expected salary range for positions. It would also be of use when a human resources professional is coaching employees to develop a career path by searching for specific skills, education, or other qualifications an employee would have for occupations.


The Society for Human Resource Management is a good resource for reliable, updated human resources guidance. The organization promotes training, resources and advancement in issues related to the field. For the cost of national membership you gain full access to their website tools, as well as weekly email summaries of developing stories, plus a monthly magazine featuring field specific articles.